January 16, 1920 - July 18, 1943
Warren Roberts McCarty was the son of Ralph Beaumont McCarty (d. 1938), accountant, and Dilys (nee Roberts) McCarty (d. 1984). He had two older sisters, Brenda Walter (d. 1982) and Margaret ‘Peggy’ Lewis, plus one younger sister, Doreen Gosse. He married Dorothy Margaret Wall in September 1940, in Penticton, BC; they had a son, Michael John Robert, born December 4, 1941. [She remarried and was living in Seattle by 1950 as Mrs. Lundberg.] The family attended the United Church.
He was a well-known bicycle racer as a teenager. He was charged with manslaughter as a 15-year-old, but later acquitted after he struck a 69-year-old woman on his bike. He was a shipper at Kelly Douglas & Co. when he enlisted in the RCAF.
See the link below for more information, courtesy of the British Columbia Aviation Museum.
Stranraer 916: Crew: F/S Warren Roberts McCarty, Armourer, missing, presumed dead, LAC John McLelland Bell, Flight Engineer, drowned, F/O J. Chesney, WAG, slightly injured, F/O P. Hertslett, 2nd Pilot, seriously injured, F/L Leonard Gage Larson, 1st Pilot, slightly injured, Sgt J. E. C. Rogers, WAG, seriously injured. Microfiche T12341, Image 775.